My Eyes Wide Open...


EYES WIDE OPEN is the theme we celebrating this year. We invite you to post your EYES WIDE OPEN experience, by sharing with us the defining moments in your art journey when your eyes were opened to new perspectives, what they mean to you, and where they have lead you.

At the close of Artful Gathering 2019, we will share each little story with credit to the name you include at the end of your post.  Please feel free to click on the 'My Art Journey' link below to post your entry. You are welcome to include photos!


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  • Hello Mary Jane, thanks for your warm welcome, I am looking forward to meeting good friends in here.  Your work is so lovely.  Best success in your workshops.  Gris

  • Hi MJ!  I'm a little late to the party but I have this question.  I bought you DVD since I missed the previous class.  Is this one the same or are there updates?  I love your work and don't want to miss a single thing!  ;)

  • Hi MJ! So happy that I am able to take this class with you as I missed the first one! Although I am juggling quite a few other projects at the moment.....I will definitely be making time to make my dolls as I need 4 finished to take to South Africa with me when I go for a visit in September! Lots of love xx

  • Hi Mary Jane,
    I cannot figure out how to get into the classrooms and open the classes. Somehow I did it yesterday but can't figure it out today.
    Barbara Saul
  • Hi MJ, thanks for all you nice comments on my work this year, I hope you have a full house for you class this year, one if the best in my opinion!!
    Wishing you all good things:)
    See you in the fall for your next class!! Xoxo
  • I'm in the metro Phoenix Area. Half my family is from NY too - my dad's side. One of my sisters lived briefly near the Vegas area a couple years ago, more of a suburb, which was okay as long as we didn't get on the freeways there - then we were totally lost! :) She did take me up to the mountains outside of Vegas, though, and they were beautiful. I can just imagine what it must be like where you live. Have you ever been down here for Art Unraveled at the end of July beginning of August? I just found out about it last year, and completely forgot about it this year until it was too late to save up for it, but I think it would be a lot of fun.

  • Thanks so much for welcoming me here - I live in the southwest too!

  • Hey MaryJane ... I “d ike to order two kits from you ..ONE /Standard with the three dolls and One /Flying doll .... DO we need to buy the face sheets ... or are they included in the kits?...I also have a US address  that I can give you. IJ’m looking forward to the class.

    Dolly Hugs


  • Thank you for the welcome email!


  • Hi Mary Jane -- thanks for your welcome on my wall!  I wanted to take your doll class, but it's the second session, and I have two other classes then ( Lyn and Michelle's ).  Session Two occurs at the end of my summer break ( I teach high school ), so fitting in two classes then is enough of a challenge..  Luckily I could order your DVD and so I will watch and create during the first part of the summer when I have more time!  Yay!  Perhaps next summer I will be able to get you 'live'.  Anyway, everyone who signed-up for you is in for a treat.  You give all your students so much, and I am still in awe of your ability to be present to lots of folks in an online setting.  Enjoy your summer.  :)

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